Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Why are prostitutes called hookers?

During the Civil War, a Union general named Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker decided to increase morale by allowing prostitutes to have access to his troops. The prostitutes who frequented his headquarters became known as “Hooker’s Girls.”

When a section around Washington was set aside for brothels, it was called “Hooker’s Division” and the prostitutes themselves were called “hookers.”

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